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How To Take Care Of Your Jewellery

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Aparna Jaiswal

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"Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your minds eye, and you will be drawn toward it. "

- Napoleon Hill

 

Buying beautiful and elegant jewellery for your wonderful outfits is fun, isn’t it? Trying to find that one perfect design matching your outfit and your taste is challenging and exciting. People tend to buy a whole lot of jewellery for different occasions, but forget to do the most important thing i.e. to take care of them. 

 

Yes! To prevent all the jewellery items from tarnishing, corrosion, breaks and dullness, it is necessary to clean all the designs from time to time. Different pieces of jewellery are made from different metals, gemstones, pearls, therefore it is important to understand which one needs what type of care. 

 

Knowledge of how to take care of your jewellery by yourself at home is very necessary. When you spend a hell lot of bucks on buying these jewellery items then why not give some time and attention on taking care of them. 

 

Here are some of the tips on how you can take care of your jewellery. 

 

  • Don’t Keep All The Jewellery Together 

 

Don’t Keep All The Jewellery Together 

 

Different pieces of jewellery might need different cleaning process so it is better to keep them separate.

 

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  • Keep Them Ziplock

 

Keep Them Ziplock

 

If metals are exposed to air and water, they are likely to get tarnished. To prevent them from moisture, they should be stored in ziplock boxes.

 

  • Don’t Expose Your Jewellery To Sunlight 

 

Don’t Expose Your Jewellery To Sunlight 

 

Keeping your jewellery in sunlight can take away all the shine from the ornaments and make them dull.

 

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  • Keep Your Jewellery Away From Cosmetics, Lotions, Perfumes

 

Keep Your Jewellery Away From Cosmetics, Lotions, Perfumes

 

You should avoid putting jewellery items near cosmetics, lotions, perfumes. All of these can harm your jewellery badly.

 

  • Never Use Toothpaste 

 

Avoid Using Harsh Chemicals For Cleaning

 

A lot of people advise using toothpaste for cleaning the jewels. However, it is not at all good to apply toothpaste on your ornaments. They may appear clean but toothpaste damages the ornaments in the long run.

 

  • Avoid Using Harsh Chemicals For Cleaning

 

Harsh chemicals

 

There are many chemicals in the market that guarantee damage-free cleaning but you should be aware before trusting any of them. Harsh chemicals can destroy your jewellery.

 

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  • Clean Your Jewellery Weekly Or Monthly 

 

Clean Your Jewellery Weekly Or Monthly 

 

Like you clean your house regularly, you should also clean your jewellery with warm water and mild soap. It will gently clean all the oil, dust and dirt present inside the ornaments.

 

  • Use Silver Dips For Silver Jewellery But Not For Gold Jewellery 

 

Use Silver Dips For Silver Jewellery But Not For Gold Jewellery 

 

Silver dips can be used for cleaning silver jewellery but not for gold jewellery. For gold and silver jewellery, polishing is a good option. You should never wear silver when going swimming or playing a sport. 

 

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  • Dry It Properly

 

Dry It Properly

 

Whatever cleaning method you use, it is very important to allow the jewellery to dry properly.

 

  • Using Microfiber Polishing Cloth Is Best

 

Using Microfiber Polishing Cloth Is Best

 

Threaded and beaded jewels need not be washed. They can simply be cleaned with microfiber polishing cloth.

 

  • Pearl Necklaces Should Be Tied Straight

 

Pearl Necklaces Should Be Tied Straight

 

Pearl ornaments have to be tied straight to avoid any tangles.

 

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